Hello, Thank you for taking time to read my profile.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a certified qualified supervisor for social work interns. With my 33 years of social work experience in multiple settings, and belief in the power of the proper alignment of mind body and spirit, I am confident that I can support you wherever you are in your life struggles. I will intentionally help you identify and tap into your own abilities and strengths to achieve your goals of improving your quality of life. I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship impacts therapy outcomes, and I therefore endeavor to establish the relationship based on a non-judgmental approach, showing respect, compassion, and validation. I understand that asking for help can be sometimes difficult and I acclaim your strength for doing so at this time. I look forward to becoming an integral part of your journey and am humbled to be chosen as your guide and cheerleader.
Case types include: mood disorders/anxiety and depression, faith and religion, guilt and shame, aging and adjustment, life transitions, family conflict, grief loss and bereavement, medical and end of life, immigration, prejudice and discrimination, workplace, women's issues.
My therapeutic interventions combine cognitive-behavioral, person centered, solution focused, motivational interviewing and mindfulness.
I will establish your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you.
**Please note I only provide therapy via live video with occasional telephone mode.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW13424
She is such a phenomenal therapist! Who listens, understands and even challenges you. She is able to get you to dive deep and truly process my emotions and thoughts. I trust in her expertise and her ability to get you to surpass the surface level and identify the roots. I am so thankful to have found her! She’s truly a blessing!
Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Leona for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
As a first time therapy patient, I somehow got the lucky first try with Leona. She has helped me view my life and actions in ways I never thought of before. I will be taking these new learnings with me from day to day and continue to implement the ways of thinking she’s introduced to me.
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Leona for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Leona is great! Really have had a good experience!
Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Leona for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Leona is a patient and engaged listener. She is great at gently taking you to moments of self reflection. I enjoy my time with her and the work in between until our next session.
Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Leona for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd